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Del Taco Continues Midwest Expansion »

November 24, 2014 at 4:06AM PST | Source: Del Taco
Del Taco Opportunities Available

Exclusive Development Territories Available for Franchisees
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick-service restaurant category, announced its plans to develop at least eight restaurants in the Chicago area to begin by early 2016. Currently with 550 restaurants in 16 states, this latest expansion supports the company's major-growth strategy to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order Mexican and American favorites to guests across the country.
"We've had strong interest from franchise candidates in this part of the country for some time, and we've found a solid development partner," said Laura Tanaka, director of franchise development. "Backed by 50 years of excellence, Del Taco is eager to introduce the brand and unique menu offerings to our new guests in the Midwest...

Hyatt Announces Plans For A Park Hyatt Hotel In Auckland »

November 21, 2014 at 11:07AM PST | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Fu Wah New Zealand for a Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. Expected to open in 2017, Park Hyatt Auckland will mark Hyatt's return to New Zealand, and the first Park Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Auckland.
"This has been an exciting year for the Park Hyatt brand, and we are honored to collaborate with Fu Wah New Zealand on this landmark luxury development," said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. "Fu Wah New Zealand believes in the Park Hyatt brand, having recently purchased Park Hyatt Melbourne, and we are confident Park Hyatt Auckland will provide guests with the luxurious accommodations, culinary expertise and high-quality service for which the Park Hyatt brand is known...

Janet Antosh Joins EXIT Assurance Realty, Groton MA »

November 21, 2014 at 10:18AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

EXIT is Growing!
Groton, MA (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Assurance Realty is proud to announce that Janet Antosh has joined their Groton Team of Realtors. "While attending EXIT's Massachusetts Certified Real Estate Salesperson's Training Program, I had the pleasure of meeting many of the Agents in the Groton office. Their professional, friendly, and helpful attitudes made me want to join their team,” said Janet.
"I am excited to get started in this new adventure of Real estate. After years of personal interest, I will be assisting clients with selling, buying, and renting properties in Massachusetts. I am fully aligned with EXIT's mantra of professionalism, patients, loyalty and communication. EXIT's state-of-the-art technology and Digital Marketing Strategy is clearly the best...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Amarillo Location »

November 21, 2014 at 10:14AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Amarillo, TX - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Amarillo on November 5. Franchise owners Brian Kelley and Greg Hazard, along with director of operations Johnny Cutter, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 5 to Sunday, November 9 to support the BraveCort Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at 2311 S. Georgia Street, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the BraveCort Foundation.
The BraveCort Foundation was founded by Brian and Andrea Kelley in memory of their son Cort. BraveCort focuses its efforts on research in the field of childhood cancer...

IHG Signs Crowne Plaza® Hotel In Medellin »

November 21, 2014 at 10:07AM PST | Source: Crowne Plaza

Hotel adds to IHG's growing footprint in Colombia
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the signing of a new-build, 199-room Crowne Plaza® hotel in Medellin, Colombia. The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with nearly 400 hotels open across more than 60 countries. The hotel will be located in Medellin's upscale "El Poblado" neighborhood, occupying one of two towers in the Palmanova luxury, mixed-use development and connected to the Palma Real Multiplaza. This will be IHG's third property in Medellin, joining the InterContinental® Medellin and the Holiday Inn Express® Medellin...

CREAM Answers The Call For Ice Cream Sandwiches »

November 21, 2014 at 9:36AM PST | Source: CREAM

NPD Names Ice Cream Sandwiches the Number 8 Food of the Decade
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Millbrae, CA – The past decade has seen sweeping changes in American food trends and a nostalgic treat is making a serious comeback, with the help of CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections.
The consumer market research group, NPD, recently revealed its top 10 foods of the decade with the ice cream sandwich coming in at number 8. The dessert treat saw a 6.2 percent increase in consumers eating them at least once every two weeks. The list included other staples like pizza, Mexican food and yogurt.
CREAM, which is an acronym for "Cookies Rule Everything round Me," offers a menu of 20 ice cream flavors and 20 cookie flavors and as many as 24 toppings that customers can mix and match, as well as vegan and gluten-free options...

Gourmet Snack Franchise Doc Popcorn Plans To Develop 100 Locations In Chile, Peru »

November 21, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Doc Popcorn
Doc Popcorn Opportunities Available

World's Largest Franchised Popcorn Retailer Continues International Expansion
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // , Colo. – Doc Popcorn, innovator of fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn, has announced today that it plans to add 100 new units in Chile and Peru over the next 15 years following a recently executed master franchise agreement with Alice Keh and her husband, Patricio Haristoy. The first Doc Popcorn location will open in the couple's hometown of Santiago, Chile.
Alice, who was originally born in the U.S., will lead day-to-day operations for the Doc Popcorn business in Chile and Peru, while her Chilean husband, Patricio, will oversee the strategic and legal aspects of the company.
"What makes Doc Popcorn so special is that it is a fun, playful brand that addresses consumer demand for higher quality, healthier—yet affordable—options in the snack category; and, the business is simple to run," says Keh...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Timonium »

November 21, 2014 at 8:36AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will host their grand opening all day on November 22 in Timonium to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. During the grand opening, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Timonium for the special rate of $10/hour to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

ShakeAway Offers Customization In A Cup »

November 21, 2014 at 7:45AM PST | Source: ShakeAway

The World's Largest Milkshake Bar Company™ Satisfies Guests' Cravings for Fun
November 7, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. – With three highly successful openings in La Jolla, Calif., Pacific Beach, Calif., and Cumming, Ga., Americans have once again fallen in love with milkshakes! From indulgent to healthy - to allergy-friendly - ShakeAway's unique, customizable menu offers something for everyone to enjoy.
ShakeAway's world-famous menu offers an amazing variety of signature shakes, fit & healthy shakes, fizzy soda shakes and hot shakes, frozen yogurt, smoothies and low-fat fries. The international brand offers more than 180 delicious ingredients and has millions of combinations to choose from, including Nestlé®, M&M's®, Milky Way®, OREO®, Skittles®, Nutella®, fresh fruit, British confectionary and more...

Zippy Shell To Support Fallen Heroes With "Wreaths Across America" This Holiday Season »

November 21, 2014 at 7:38AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce that this holiday season the company will support the Wreaths Across America program. The Maine based charity works to lay wreaths at Veterans' cemeteries and monuments across the United States. Their most ambitious project is annually laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for the holiday season.
Zippy Shell is pledging that for every customer that books with one of their participating locations, they will sponsor a wreath for a fallen hero. This effort began on November 15th and will continue through Christmas.
Wreaths Across America strives to teach communities about the importance of remembering fallen heroes, supporting troops currently serving, and teaching youth of the selfless sacrifices made by veterans and their families for freedom...

Sears Outlet Stores Offer Black Friday Pricing Nov. 21-26 »

November 21, 2014 at 7:32AM PST | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

National Discount Retailer Offers Black Friday Deals Prior to Thanksgiving on Its Website; Price Matches Black Friday Ads for Items Purchased on Its Website
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Shop with confidence before November 28, 2014, "Black Friday," by taking advantage of low holiday pricing all week and enjoying a Price Match Guarantee on the Sears Outlet Stores website - www.searsoutlet.com.
The national discount retailer will be selling products on its website - www.searsoutlet.com - at its advertised Black Friday pricing from November 21 through November 26 and will also honor local competitors' Black Friday ads as well as its own Black Friday deals during this time period.
If a customer purchases an item on www...

Value Place Expands Into Chicago With 15 New Hotels »

November 21, 2014 at 7:27AM PST | Source: Value Place

Value Place partners with Holladay Properties for Multi-Unit Development Agreement
CHICAGO - November 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., has signed a long-term development agreement with Holladay Properties to build multiple hotels in the Chicago area.
The South Bend, Indiana-based Holladay Properties has entered into a development agreement with Value Place Franchise Services, LLC, to develop 15 hotels in the Chicagoland area within the next 60 months, with the potential to build additional properties. The first hotel is on track to break ground Spring 2015.
"This development group has the stamina and resources to aggressively grow with us in this area of the country," said Ron Burgett, Executive Vice President of Development at Value Place...

Ken Patterson Joins EXIT Realty In Billings »

November 21, 2014 at 7:00AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Billings, Montana (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Realty Yellowstone in Billings today announced the addition of Ken Patterson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Ken to EXIT Realty," says Bill Porta, Owner/Franchisee of EXIT Realty Yellowstone. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Ken each and every day."
Ken joins us from another local Brokerage.
About EXIT Realty 
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens 4th Los Angeles Location »

November 21, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Los Angeles on October 29. Franchise owner John Cotter held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 29 to Sunday, November 2 to support Children's Institute, Inc. (CII).
The new restaurant, located at 4700 W. Pico Boulevard, circulated 2,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to CII. In addition, 2,500 flyers containing various offers will be distributed. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate $1 to CII.
Children's Institute, Inc. serves more than 22,000 children and their families in the city's most challenged neighborhoods, and trains more than 9,000 professionals in the realm of child development, mental health, and welfare...

First South Carolina Franchise Location Opens For Business! »

November 21, 2014 at 6:52AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is excited to announce the company's first franchise location in the state of South Carolina is officially open for business! The newest location is under the ownership of Bart and Robin Duncan and will serve the greater Greenville area.
Both originally from Greenville, Bart and his wife, Robin, have spent most of their careers working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. The Duncan's previous experiences will be invaluable resources for their Zippy Shell® operation because they understand the benefits of providing excellent customer service.
"We are of course very excited to get started," said Trey Smart, Business Development specialist at Zippy Shell of Greenville...

Fresh To Order Named 'Ones To Watch' By QSR Magazine »

November 21, 2014 at 6:47AM PST | Source: Fresh To Order

Fast-Fine Restaurant Also Receives HALO Award Honorable Mention
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 - Atlanta-based Fresh To Order(f2o), the pioneer of "Fast-Fine" dining, has been recognized as 'Ones To Watch' by QSR Magazine, a top restaurant industry trade magazine. The magazine also named the fast-casual restaurant as an honorable mention in its inaugural HALO awards, which recognizes restaurants for healthy menu offerings.
Fresh To Order was named 'Ones To Watch' for its upscale menu items that are made to order for each guest in 10 minutes for around $10. The judges cited Fresh To Order for its emphasis on food presentation and the sleek restaurant atmosphere, which are similar to a fine-dining establishment.
The restaurant also received an honorable mention in QSR's HALO awards, which recognizes its Better For You Burgers...

Good Earth Coffeehouse Comes To Ottawa »

November 21, 2014 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Good Earth Cafes Ltd.

Visitors to Ottawa International Airport can "Do Good. Feel Good."
CALGARY, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2014) - Good Earth, the Canadian coffeehouse that serves wholesome food and delicious coffee while living a proud commitment to social and environmental responsibility, will open its first Ontario location at Ottawa International Airport in March, 2015.
Good Earth serves up exceptional direct-trade, organic and fair-trade coffees and a wide selection of hand-crafted espresso and tea-based beverages. Wholesomesalads, sandwiches, andsignature fresh baked goodsare also offered alongside vegetarian and vegan options, plus gluten-free, dairy-free,wheat-free, egg-free and nut-free choices.
"We are very excited about coming to Ottawa," says Michael Going, Co-founder and CEO of Good Earth Coffeehouse...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On December 8, 2014 »

November 21, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Monday, December 8, 2014. At 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its earnings. To listen to the call, dial 855-611-0856 (domestic) or 518-444-5569 (international), conference ID code 38821048, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. The link to the webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at www.libertytax.com, under the "About Liberty Tax" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Monday, December 15, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

GRILLiT Retire Senior Secure Note »

November 21, 2014 at 6:20AM PST | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI - Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) today announced the retirement of its senior secure credit facility.
In July of 2013, Grillit entered into a credit facility under which the Company entered into a $250,000.00 senior secured note. Per the terms of the credit facility, the Company issued a combined 2,586,205 common shares in connection with the note, which are due to be retired, pursuant to the terms of the repayment of the note.
As of November 12, 2014 the Company was able to complete the satisfaction of the note and terminate the credit facility in exchange for the issuance of common shares as iterated within the Company's third quarter financial filing on otcmarkets...

Yum! Brands Inc. Appoints Greg Creed And Elane B. Stock To Board »

November 21, 2014 at 6:16AM PST | Source: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands  Opportunities Available

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced that Greg Creed, 57, who will become Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January, 1, 2015, was formally appointed as a Director of the Board. Additionally, the Company appointed Elane B. Stock, 50, to its Board of Directors. Stock is the Group President of Kimberly-Clark International, comprising its operations in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The appointments are effective immediately.
"I'm very pleased the Board today appointed Greg Creed as a Director of our Company, furthering our seamless leadership transition," said David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands. "Greg walks the talk of our culture, is a visionary business leader and will make an outstanding Director and CEO of YUM Brands...



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